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A hypothetical LEGAL matter.

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  1. Tron

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    OK, here's the hypothetical situation: Let's say there's this guy who lives in the suburbs, like maybe the Detroit suburbs for instance. He suddenly has a bumper crop of Chipmunks this year, which are burrowing under his new deck, patio and AC unit. Let's say that this guy has a Cat that has expressed some interest in controlling this situation, so he lets this Cat out. Now, the only thing that this Cat really wants to kill are Robins, which lets just say would be illegal to kill because they are the State bird. Let's also add that this Cat likes to bring these dead birds home and drop them off on the porch so that everyone can see what a fine job he's doing.


    What do you suppose (hypothetically of course) would be the legal ramifications??
     
  2. trapshootin hippie

    trapshootin hippie Well-Known Member

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    Get more kats!!!!!!
     
  3. bocephus

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    cats have more rights than us lowly humans do.....maybe this one works for pita and is setting you up

    I'll bet he got the idea from democraticunderground.com/trappyshomepage
     
  4. timb99

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    I'd say leave kitty indoors, and go get some rat poison.

    The kind with the little hole in the middle so you can put it on a nail under the deck.

    On the robins...hide the evidence.
     
  5. wolfram

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    Send Kitty to a rodent killing seminar. The Robin carcasses can be dissapeared.

    Also Chipmunks can be lured into airgun range with a small pile o'peanuts.
     
  6. rjstubbl

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    delete
     
  7. jhoward

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    I could have sworn kitty already had a license to kill...diplomatic immunity and all.
     
  8. Ahab

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    Hypothetical situation my butt! Tell Kitty to get with the job at hand....or it will be homeless!

    Other than that, call your local extermintor....they have a chemical that the inject into the ground to get rid of burrowing rodents.
     
  9. MTA Tom

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    Take away his bird gun, and buy him a rifle.
     
  10. Bruce Specht

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    By Kitty some camo clothing Kitty is doing what Kittys do. You can not be held responsible for a cat gone wild.
     
  11. MTA Tom

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    Of course, you may set off an arms race...
     
  12. g7777777

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    Depends how good of a lawyer the cat can afford.

    Maybe one of the UAW attorneys would take the case.

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  13. spitter

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    First question would be, are Robins truly protected irrespective of the fact it is the hypothetical state bird of this hypothetical state?! 2nd, are cats required to be "leashed" outdoors when roaming its owner's property? Lastly, can a cat held responsible for its "inate" behavior, if #1 & #2 are No, in this hypothetical example?!

    More food for this cat's thought...

    Jay
     
  14. racer

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    Maybe your cat is afraid of chipmunks... our cat brings us badgers (I mean Wolverines) and stuff. Don't call him p...y either- he hates that.
     
  15. Ertz

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    I do love your posts. Oscar and Oswald want to tell kitty how much fun it is to bring a chipmunk into the house.

    BTW, I have this Walther CO2 hand gun. Very nice. No chipmunk problem here.
     
  16. Quack Shot

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    A little spot of red spray paint on the chipmunk's belly and Kitty might get the idea? Either that or Kitty? WHAT Kitty? Do I Look like I have a Kitty?
     
  17. Mike Michalski

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    Pretty weak trolling, I'd say. Joe, your loosing your touch!
     
  18. Tron

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    Mike, I'm a kinder, gentler Troll these days.
     
  19. Frank C

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    I'd suggest 7/8oz of #9's, maybe 14g of Red dot, quiet.....
     
  20. primed

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    I would say that if this hypothetical guy lives in a hypothetical suburb of Detroit, he's got much bigger issues than chipmunks.

    Alvin
     
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